Using Neural Networks to Model Premium Price Sensitivity of Automobile Insurance Customer

Using Neural Networks to Model Premium Price Sensitivity of Automobile Insurance Customer

Ai Cheo Yeo (Monash University, Australia), Kate A. Smith (Monash University, Australia), Robert J. Willis (Monash University, Australia) and Malcolm Brooks (Australian Associated Motor Insurers, Australia)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-31-0.ch003
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Abstract

This paper describes a neural network modelling approach to premium price sensitivity of insurance policy holders. Clustering is used to classify policy holders into homogeneous risk groups. Within each cluster a neural network is then used to predict retention rates given demographic and policy information, including the premium change from one year to the next. It is shown that the prediction results are significantly improved by further dividing each cluster according to premium change. This work is part of a larger data mining framework proposed to determine optimal premium prices in a data-driven manner.

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